RN Director, Transitional Care Unit
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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 7/28/2017
Saint Barnabas Health Care System
JOB DESCRIPTIONRN DIRECTOR, TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT
Job Number: 1672
Category: Nursing Manager
Location: Belleville, NJ
The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Clara Maass Medical Center offers a special caring environment for patients who no longer require all the resources of an acute care hospital, but who are still too sick to be cared for at home. The TCU is a 20-bed unit which provides a sub-acute level of care within the acute care hospital, an option in the continuum of care. Typically patients are admitted to the TCU for the following types of care: cardiac recovery, post surgical recovery, oncology and pain management, pulmonary management, skin and wound care, and complex medical management.
The RN Director will provide 24 hour accountability for patient care delivery in the Transitional Care Unit. Ensures that quality appropriate nursing care is delivered to all patients on his/her nursing unit in accordance with the philosophy, policies, procedures and program plans of the Transitional Care Unit. Assists with the development of patient care standards, orientation and continuing education. Evaluates staff performance in accordance with organizational policies. Assures nursing budgets and expenses are maintained. Participates in nursing quality assurance. Maintains unit administration including scheduling and maintains of supplies and equipment. Uses and understands the principles of growth and development to assess each patient s specific needs and provide age specific treatment and care.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. BSN required. MA in health related field preferred.
Current New Jersey R.N. license.
Minimum 3-5 years RN experience in a Transitional Care / Sub-Acute facility with training and experience in rehabilitative and restorative nursing practices.
One year of nursing management experience required.
Maintains required BLS Heart Saver/Health Care Provider course completion status.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Organizational ability, nurse management and leadership skills. Demonstrated clinical expertise in area..